BT has confirmed that its legacy Vision+ TV platform is being switched off “later this year”.
As revealed by SEENIT in January, the ISP is in the process of removing catch-up and on demand content from the platform and is offering customers a free upgrade to a new YouView set top box.
From April 28th, BBC iPlayer will cease to be available on the older boxes, with broadband delivered PSB HD channels such as BBC One HD removed from May 31st. On the same day on demand content from ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will also be axed.
BT has now confirmed that this will be followed by the removal of all paid-for extra channels as well as its BT TV video on demand service which gives access to additional catch-up content and pay per view movies, plus buy to keep films and TV shows.
Customers are being advised to watch out for an “email, letter and messages through your BT Vision box” detailing their upgrade options.